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Everything you’ve always wanted to know about penguins

Is there more to these flightless birds than an odd gait and a fancy tuxedo? Let’s find out together.

Everything you wanted to know about aubergines

Everything you wanted to know about aubergines

It’s a little ironic for me to be writing about aubergines considering I probably haven’t ever eaten one myself. I’m an incredibly fussy eater and I’m sure I would’ve dismissed the idea of eating a purple vegetable off-hand. But nevertheless, the aubergine is a fascinating thing for many different reasons. Let me tell you why.

Hot Water Beach: What's hot, wet and sandy?

Hot Water Beach: What’s hot, wet and sandy?

Hot Water Beach is like something you’ve probably never experienced before. I’d never heard of it before I went to New Zealand.

Daylight saving time: Why do we have to lose an hour's sleep?

Daylight saving time: Why do we have to lose an hour’s sleep?

You might be surprised just why and how Daylight Saving Time started…

Australia and New Zealand | Creepy urban legends from around the world

Urban legends are great for sending a chill up your spine at this time of year. We’re all familiar with Bloody Mary (delicious with some celery) and a phone call from beyond the grave (I wonder how much roaming charges are for the afterlife), but we are missing out on a whole world of spine-tingling, supposedly-true tales from around the world.

Funeral traditions from around the world

We’re all going to die (except me, hopefully) so what better way to spend our remaining time on earth than by thinking about what happens to the corpses we leave behind?

8 foods that aren’t what you think they’re going to be

8 foods that aren’t what you think they’re going to be

In these days of strict food labelling and paranoia over unlisted ingredients, it’s amazing that you can still buy a hamburger. They’re called ham, but everyone knows there’s no ham in them; they’re beef burgers.